Fred Berry, the actor that played Rerun in the 1970’s sitcom What’s Happenning, died in Alabama at the age of 52. One of my favorite TV skits always happened on this show. Raj, Rerun, and Dwayne would always try to garner sympathy from people by lying about Raj’s mom being sick. They would tap each other as a prompt to say “Poor Mrs. Thomas,” eventually even tapping their intended victim. My best friend and I decided years ago that if we ever started a band it would be called “Poor Mrs. Thomas” as a tribute to this show. Homie will be missed.


  1. *doing a dance in Rerun’s honor*

    I couldn’t get enough of that show. This is sad news indeed.

    #1 by dradmin — October 23, 2003 @ 2:36 am

  2. I miss that show….

    He was so young.

    Check out this website for too much information on the show “What’s Happening” –

    #2 by Meerenai — October 23, 2003 @ 12:06 pm

  3. First Jack Tripper and now Rerun…damn

    #3 by sant — October 28, 2003 @ 11:18 am

  4. Thank you for your kind remarks about about Fred, his son Fred Berry 11 is very proud.

    #4 by Carol Berry — March 5, 2004 @ 12:37 pm

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